Fun times in downtown during city’s annual Fall Fest
Our small city had a very busy weekend. All of the food vendors made sure the aroma of barbecue and sausage wraps were in the air. The Texas Minirod Tractor Pull was great and loud as usual. The crowd enjoyed it. Thanks to everyone that helped. The Milano VFD Ladies Auxiliary had a great weekend sale. Their proceeds are used to help our volunteer firemen.
Milano First Baptist Church will host its annual Gospel Fest from 2-8:30 p.m. Saturday under the pavilion behind the church, 221 S. Church Street, just off of US 79. Live music will be provided by talent from Milano, Rockdale, Cameron, Calvert and Temple. A free community meal will be served at 6 p.m.
There will be a water slide, bounce house and train rides for the kids. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon that is sure to be a blessing. For more information on the Gospel Fest, contact the church office at 512-455-2281. Milano Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual chili supper on Friday, Oct. 14 starting at 5 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Bowls will be $5 and include chili, cheese, onions, crackers, drink and a dessert.
Milano athletes are in charge of bringing the desserts. For more information to volunteer to work or to donate, contact Darla Willingham, 512-760-5428, Darla.Willingham@ Alcoa.com or Iris Guthrie, 512-429- 0552, email@example.com.
Milano Evening Lions Club is holding its annual raffle fund-raiser with chances to win Walmart gift certificates in the amount of $350, $150 and $50. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased from any Lions Club member or at any Milano home football game. Winners will be drawn Friday, Oct. 28 at the Milano-Snook football game.
Donations are still needed for the silent and live auctions and can be brought that day. For more information on the event, call Carolyn Hafley at 512-455-2473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the auctions go toward the alumni scholarships given to graduating seniors each May. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Milano Elementary’s fall carnival was also a great success on Friday. Thanks to those who showed their support to help students raise funds for their classes.
The Milano Elementary PATCH Club is collecting “Box Tops for Education” as part of their fundraising activities this year. You can find them on several food items. Just cut them out and send them to school with your child or drop them off at the school office. It’s free money for our school.